I'm excited to announce two upcoming poetry-dance collaborations. The first is part of Mess Hall: Installment Three in partnership with the lovely and creative Coincidentals, who have been kind enough to allow a poet into the fold. Jamie Corliss and Lydia Feuerhelm will perform a duet, tentatively called "Grapple," that adapts an original poem written as inspiration for and response to their work.
It premieres Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th at Outerspace Studios in Chicago. Tickets are now available.
Also, after much dreaming and hoping, I am thrilled that Jan Bartosek, director of Hedwig Dances, has added an adaptation of my third book Operating Theater to the schedule for April 2017 at Ruth Paige Dance Center in Chicago. The 30-minute piece will be choreographed by Cuban-trained choreographer-dancer Edson Cabrera and will feature an original score by Joseph Clayton Mills. I can't wait to see what shape this will take. In the meantime, Hedwig and I are looking for partnerships with local organizations that might be interested in being part of this multi-disciplinary work that not only embraces the worlds of contemporary dance, poetry, and experimental music, but draws its subject matter from science and medicine. Panel discussions, work-in-progress showings, and other forms of communication and community with groups curious about art, movement, and the body are all possibilities. If you have suggestions for partnerships or sponsorships, please shoot me a line. And check back for specific details as the project comes together.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Operating Theater will be available August 1st from Noctuary Press, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. You can catch previews of the new work at the following upcoming Chicago readings:
Thursday, June 4th @ 7:30 PM
Living Room Realty
1530 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60642
As part of the book launch for Ryo Yamaguchi’s amazing first book The Refusal of Suitors.
Saturday, July 25th @ 5:30 PM
City Lit Books
2523 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
Along with good friends James Shea, Nate Hoks, and Julia Cohen
Hope to see some new and friendly faces!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Watchful Ear has posted a truly thoughtful review of my poetry and music collaboration, The Huntress, with Joseph Clayton Mills and Deanna Varagona. "Fantastic, unusual work." "The music is stunning." "I rarely read poetry, but found each these little vignettes a real gem."
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Last week's "Tuesday Poem" on Dusie featured an excerpt from "Daughter of a Tree Farm." The sequence of poems has at its foundation an erasure of the Autobiography of Countess Tolstoy as translated by S. S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf in 1922. The poems draw on this erased text, while incorporating my own words to find a synthesis of the two minds.